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Winter Ladakh & Kargil Trip

27 November onwards

Ladakh

31,999

ABOUT

Monasteries, Tibetan culture, long valleys, and nature’s wonders; that is what Ladakh has in store for you! This place makes even the most laid-back people feel adventurous. The illusive road of the Magnetic Hill will amaze the scientist inside you while the town Kargil will make your patriotic hearts fill with pride.

The locals here are the best in terms of hospitality while the tiny villages have the best cultural displays. If you are planning for a Ladakh trip in the winters, brace yourself because this golden land is going to blow your minds!

DURATION

6 NIGHTS, 7 DAYS

BATCHES

  • 20th November 2021
  • 27th November 2021
  • 11th December 2021
  • 20th December 2021 (New Year Week Price)
  • 27th December 2021 (New Year Week Price)
  • 15th January 2022
  • 22nd January 2022 (Republic Day Special)
  • 19th February 2022
  • 26th February 2022
  • 13th March 2022 (Holi Special)
  • 20th March 2022
  • 9th April 2022
  • 15th April 2022

PRICE

For Triple Sharing: 31,999/-

For Dual Sharing: 34,999/-

 

 

From 15th November 2021 to 30th November 2021

For Triple Sharing34,999/- per person

For Dual Sharing 37,999/- per person

After 30th November 2021

For Triple Sharing37,999/- per person

For Dual Sharing 40,999/- per person

 

NOTE : Block your seat at just ₹2000/- and pay the rest 25 days before the trip date. 

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive at Leh | Local Sightseeing

Upon reaching Leh We will have our pick up from the airport around 1 pm and spend the rest of the day in the city. This will get you accustomed to the climatic and high altitude conditions of the place. Check in to our accommodation and if you feel alright, visit Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, and the local market. 

DAY 2: Leh to Kargil | via Sham Valley

Start the day early and drive to Kargil via the Srinagar-Leh Highway. On the way visit the Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Indus & Zanskar confluence at Nimmu, and Likir Monastery. Reach Kargil by evening and stay overnight there.

DAY 3: Kargil | Local Sightseeing and Snow Activities

Reboot yourselves on the second day of your stay at Kargil by visiting the infamous War Memorial in Dras. You can also enjoy skiing, sledding, and other snow activities and then return to Kargil and stay overnight.

DAY 4: Kargil to Leh | via Aryan Valley Camp

Drive via the historical town of Batalik which served as the focal point of the Kargil War. Stop at the Aryan valley camp for lunch and experience the local life of the Aryans. Return to Leh by evening and stay there overnight. 

DAY 5: Leh to Nubra Valley | via Khardung la Pass

Start early from Leh and explore the Nubra Valley along the way. Reach the valleys via the Khardung la Pass and rejuvenate yourself around nature. Visit the Panamik Hot Springs, marvel at the sand dunes, and try to spot the Bactrian camel in Hunder. Overnight stay at Nubra Valley.

Day 6: Nubra Valley to Leh | via Diskit/ Hunder

Start early and visit the Diskit Monastery. Stroll along the local streets for a while and then head back to Leh via Khardung la pass by evening. Rest yourselves up or visit the local market for another shopping spree. Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 7: Head home with loads of happy memories.

We will arrange airport drops at around 12 noon. We can also assist you in booking your stay if you want to stay a little longer in Leh.

Note: During winter most of the hotels are not operational due to ice blockage in their sewage system. Hence, we will be using homestays and at times we’ll have to use common washrooms.

INCLUSIONS

  • Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport.
  • Traditional welcome at our stay with a welcome drink on arrival.
  • 6 Nights Accommodation 
  • Breakfast for 6 days
  • Dinner for 6 nights
  • Morning tea/coffee with biscuits on the day of departure.
  • Return airport and a round trip along with all sightseeing tours by non-AC vehicles
  • Wildlife fees & red cross fees
  • Inner line permit for Nubra
  • Free guidance
  • Complete travel assistance from home town to Leh and back
  • HikerWolf expertise

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tour/adventure activities/ extra meal ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “ Prices included”.
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument entrances / medical & travel insurance.
  • Any changes that you may choose to make during your tour/ additional cost due to flight canceled, roadblocks, etc.
  • Heaters 

THINGS TO CARRY

 Medical Kit: 

  • Moov/Iodex
  • Dettol/ Savlon
  • Headache Medicine
  • Dizziness and body pain medicine
  • Disprin/Asprin
  • Band-Aids
  • Medicine to suffice lack of oxygen
  • Imodium
  • Diamox
  • Stomach ache medicine
  • Camphor (Kapur)

Wearable Items:

  • Sunscreen/ UV protection
  • Sunglasses, Cap
  • Mustard Oil (for applying in nostrils as it can become dry and painful due to dry and cold winds of Ladakh)
  • Lip Balm
  • Muffler
  • Water/Windproof jacket 
  • Towel

Eatables:

  • Glucose
  • Chocolates
  • Nuts
  • Dry Snacks etc

Clothes:

  • Jackets (-20°)
  • Pullovers/Sweaters
  • Woolen Socks
  • Light trouser/T-shirt
  • Sweaters
  • 2 pairs of Thermal
  • Warm clothes
  • Socks
  • Synthetic hand gloves

Note: Dress in layers as there is a sudden fall and rise in temperatures over there.

Toiletries:

  • Face Wash
  • Paper Soap
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Wet tissue/Dry tissue
  • Moisturizer
  • Comb

Other necessities:

  • Government-issued ID card along with photocopies of it.
  • Medical Insurance (if any)
  • List of important contacts on a paper in case of phone battery discharge
  • The charger of your phone.
  • Extra battery for cameras as batteries die quickly in a cold environment.
  • Extra memory cards for the camera
  • Enough cash as there are long queues at the ATM in Leh.
  • Only BSNL postpaid connection works there.
  • Torch with extra cells
  • Swiss Knife

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive at Leh | Local Sightseeing

Welcome aboard wolves! Pat your hearts and say, “aal izz well” because we’re at Leh! Our much-awaited Leh trip finally starts with us meeting here. Since the climate here is very different from the lower altitude places, we need to acclimate ourselves first. We want you to be healthy and safe, right? This is why we spend the day in the main city of Leh and get accustomed to the oxygen levels of the place. But don’t worry, we won’t let you get bored! There are many local sightseeing places you can visit while you are here.

When you feel all good and comfortable, we set along to visit our first local destination, the Leh Palace. Also known as the Lachen Palkar Palace, this building overlooks the whole city of Leh and the scenic beauty will blow your mind. Discover the architecture of the Tibetans and spend some time marveling at this 9-story stone structure. 

Ready for our next stop? It is the Shanti Stupa. This white dome-shaped stupa is situated high up the Chanspa hilltop. Enrich yourself here with the culture of Buddhists and meditate to channel your thoughts. The stupa is surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the winters which makes it even more beautiful. After you are all satisfied with the sightseeing of the local Leh, come back for an intensive shopping spree at the Leh local market. Enjoy the local fashion here while trying some famous Leh dishes. Return to our accommodation for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay here at Leh.

DAY 2: Leh to Kargil | via Sham Valley

How’s the josh? HIGH, SIR! Because today we are going to Kargil. But before reaching our final destination after an almost 5 hours journey, we will explor some Enroute sights too. The first stop is Gurudwara Patthar Sahib where lies a rock that resembles the shape of Guru Nanak’s back. There is also a demon’s footprint on the display. Needless to say, the backdrop is painted with magnificent hills and a chilly breeze.

We then set our course back to our destination via the Magnetic Hill or Cyclops Hill. Don’t panic if the car moves at 20-30 kph even on neutral gear. That’s the wonder of the magnetic hill! The landscape has a strong gravitational force and while we are going uphill, it will seem like we are defying gravity itself. Next, we reach the Indus & Zanskar confluence at Nimmu where the Indus River meets the Zanskar River. This picturesque landscape will serve your camera roll just right!

Moving on, we visit our last en-route destination, which is the Likir Monastery.  Here, we explore the architectural and cultural dynamics of the rich Tibetan traditions. Spend some time with the young monks studying in the Gompa and indulge yourself in a peaceful environment. Thereafter,  we finally set along the highway continuously leading to Kargil. We reach Kargil by evening and check in to our accommodation for an overnight stay here.

DAY 3: Kargil | Local Sightseeing and Snow Activities

Good morning wolves! A healthy breakfast and a day filled with explorations await you. Post breakfast, we start exploring Kargil, and what’s the best way to do that other than visiting the infamous Kargil War Memorial in Dras? Fill your hearts with pride while visiting this historical place built by the Indian Army after the 1999 Kargil War. After you are all satisfied with this historical brainstorming we go for a snow-filled experience! 

Do you wanna build a snowman? Kargil is one of the best spots for snow activities such as skiing, sledding, and of course, snow fights! After we’re done with the local sightseeing, we have arrangements for these activities for you to enjoy. Thereafter, when you are all covered in snow and looking like snowmen yourself, we return to our accommodation in Kargil and call it a night! Have a delicious dinner and another overnight stay here at Kargil. Don’t miss out on the chance to stargaze. We can also arrange bonfires and music too while we enjoy the last of Kargil in the night. 

DAY 4: Kargil to Leh | via Aryan Valley Camp

Another day, another adventure! It is time to return to Leh. But not so fast because while we are on our way to Leh, we drive through the town of Batalik. Do you know that the much-talked-about Kargil war was fought here itself? This sight served as the focal point of the Kargil War because of its geographical advantage. Explore the town and the Karsha Gompa. We can also visit the Kargil viewpoint here before setting back on our course to Leh. 

We then take a halt at the pit-stop of Aryan Valley Camp. This is where the renowned clan of the Aryans lives. Explore the village, know about their lifestyle and have a conversation with a real Aryan clan member over a cup of tea! Know about their historical background while learning about their cuisines and festivals. Have lunch here and then continue the journey back to Leh. We reach by evening to have a delicious dinner at our accommodation. Have an overnight stay at Leh. 

DAY 5: Leh to Nubra Valley | via Khardung la Pass

Wait! Don’t get tired just yet, okay? We still have a long way to go on our winter Leh trip. After an early heartfelt breakfast, we drive through the highways of Leh for our next destination: Nubra Valley. Along the way, we discover the Khardung la Pass. The pass on the Ladakh Range is north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. Upon reaching our destination, we check in to our accommodation to freshen up. We visit the Panamik Hot Springs next and dip ourselves into the medicated water. These waters are known to have medicinal properties and can treat skin diseases and allergies. 

Another reason why Nubra valley is famous is the Bactrian Camel Safaris. If time permits, we delve into these safaris. If not, at least you can spot one or two of these not-so-ordinary camels along the way. These camels are known for their double-humped backs! Spot the Hunder sand dunes of the cold desert and then return to Nubra Valley for an overnight stay. After dinner, walk up to a secret rendezvous point to gaze at the Milky Way Galaxy through naked eyes.

Day 6: Nubra Valley to Leh | via Diskit/ Hunder

If you are still not over our already action-packed tour of winter Ladakh, we have yet another hamlet for you to discover. This small town of Diskit has been the talk among the tourists for its very magnificent Disket Monastery. The monastery houses a yay-big statue of the Maitreya Buddha which is just perfect for the backdrops of your Instagram aesthetic!

The last of our sightseeings done, with your camera reel overflowing with memories and pictures, we now set along our way back to Leh by evening to give a final touch to our awesome trip. Upon reaching Leh, check in to our accommodation for one last night stay. You can visit the local market to buy some souvenirs to take back home. Have a delicious dinner with us around a crackling bonfire before calling it a night!

Day 7: Head home with loads of happy memories!

Alas! The goodbye is here. But it’s not the end, right? Kyon ki phir milenge, chalte chalte! The trip might have lasted just 6 days but the memories that we have together are going to stay forever! You are now a permanent member of our wolf-pack. Head back to the Leh airport according to your flight’s timings. Or you can spend another day here and visit some more local destinations in and around Leather your convenience. We can assist you accordingly.

 

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    NOTE :
    • HikerWolf reserves the rights to cancel the trip if the minimum batch size does not suffice. 
    • Trip Leaders will only accompany you if there are people more than the minimum batch size otherwise, the trip will be handled virtually.

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